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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Facilitating the Foodways of the Elderly with Vision Impairments

item Dwyer Johanna T, - TUFTS-HNRCA

Submitted to: Topics of Clinical Nutrition
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: September 1, 1994
Publication Date: N/A

Interpretive Summary: Not required.

Technical Abstract: Vision impairment increases with age and often leads to blindness. Elderly people with vision impairments share many problems related to food and eating. Those who want to continue living independently must make adaptations in buying, storing, and preparing food. This article presents a number of practical suggestions for the elderly with vision impairments to facilitate their foodways. Suggestions are also made for dietitians to assist these individuals in overcoming barriers to obtaining and consuming food.

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